What does our energy future look like over the next 20 to 30 years? And what does water have to do with it? In this Science Café, we will take a closer look at some of the more innovative renewable energy options and learn why many of these options are progressing so slowly. We will also talk about what to expect in terms of future climatic effects and how we may be able to mitigate these effects (or learn to adapt to them).
About the Speaker
Professor David N. McNelis has more than 45 years of environmental sciences and engineering experience in federal government, university and industry settings. He served in research and research management positions with the U.S. Army, the U.S. Public Health Service and the Environmental Protection Agency; with the Department of Energy's prime contractor for the Nevada Test Site; and with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He now serves as the Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economic Development in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Environment, as President of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technologies LLC, and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at NC State University.
This café is sponsored by Progress Energy.